One Person Can Make All the difference
on June 10th, 2023
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.  . . . Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them.  . . . So ma...  Read More
Finding Divine Favor Amidst Wickedness
on June 9th, 2023
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth . . . the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with humans forever . . . The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that He had made humans beings on the earth, and His heart was deeply troubled. ...  Read More
Sin Can Make Us Arrogant and Remorseless
on June 7th, 2023
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied, "Am I my brother's keeper?"The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.  . . . When you work the ground, it will no long...  Read More
Take Control Before You Lose Control
on June 6th, 2023
Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man. Later, she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also brought an offering -- fat portions from some of the fir...  Read More
Playing The Blame Game
on June 6th, 2023
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as He was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."And He said, "Who told you that you were naked?  Have you eaten from the tree that...  Read More
Never Believe the Devil
on June 5th, 2023
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' " "You will no...  Read More
The Image of God, Fruitfulness, and Dominion.
on June 3rd, 2023
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be ...  Read More
Praise God: You Are Delivered!
on June 2nd, 2023
Though You have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more. I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you -- I whom you have deliver...  Read More
Look Ahead in Hope And Praise God
on June 1st, 2023
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long -- though I know not how to relate them all.I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, and yours alone. Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.Even when...  Read More
Let The Spirit Change You Completely
on May 31st, 2023
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.  And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.     . . . And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."   . . . And it was so.   . . . And God sai...  Read More
Is The "Extra Blessing" Really Worth It?
on May 30th, 2023
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty- five years. His mother's name was Hephzibah. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of ...  Read More
Don't Show It All Off
on May 29th, 2023
At that time Marduk-Baladan . . . king of Babylon sent Hezekiah letters and a gift, because he had heard of Hezekiah's illness. Hezekiah received the envoys and showed them all that was in his store houses -- the silver, the gold, the spices and the fine olive oil -- his armory and everything found among his treasures. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not sho...  Read More